Efi (Efstathia) Pylarinou is a founding partner of Daily Fintech Advisers (DFA), a niche advisory practice specializing in the digitization of financial services. Clients are global corporations, Fintech ScaleUps and Financial Institutions. The business leverages Daily Fintech, an open source research platform (free, ungated, and ad-free) of DFA, recognized as one of the best Fintech thought leadership sites.
She holds a Ph.D. in Finance, an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics. Her thesis focused on a Chaotic Approach to stock market returns. Efi has worked on Wall Street in the fixed income Sales and Trading operations of three major Wall Street firms. She started at Salomon Brothers in the fixed income derivatives department in researching and marketing structured products. She subsequently moved to Bankers Trust in the Latin American Emerging markets fixed income trading area and concentrated in modeling Brady bonds and investing in Latin American local fixed income securities. She then moved to SC Cowen to build their local fixed income business. She lived through the derivatives Orange County crisis, the Mexican crisis, as well as the Russian and Asian debt crises of the 90s.
She is a published author of financial books with J. Wiley: (1) An emerging markets fixed income handbook co-authored with Frank Fabozzi (2002), Investing in Emerging Fixed Income Markets; (2) Local fixed income arbitrage, chapter in the Handbook of Emerging Fixed Income and Currency Markets.
Efi has worked as a European marketer for Dalton Investments, an LA-based hedge fund concentrating in Asian and distressed investment opportunities. Additionally, she taught Derivatives and Real Estate Finance at McGill University.
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